Articles

Ben Afeaki

Ben Afeaki, or 'Bigs' to his mates, is a great bloke who has already achieved a great deal in his life. Nick Jones caught up with the former All Black and discusses his scaffolding business, rugby life, fishing and diving. Ben’s story could have been one of sorrow, with his...
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WATSON ON THE WATER

A lifelong love of the water has taken Paul Watson many places around the world and provided lasting memories and friendships but it’s his volunteer work for the New Zealand Coastguard that has taken his love of the ole’ briny full circle. After recently celebrating 30 years at Rheem, Watson...
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THE CLASSIC ART OF LONGBOARDING

Surfing arrived in New Zealand looking very different to what we see today. A few clubbies were playing with hollow surf skis but not until 1959 did two Americans come to New Zealand and kick alive a revolution and a culture. Steve Dickinson explains further. Surfing has always been part...
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Catching Summer trout in the lakes

The New Zealand summer attracts anglers from all over the world to experience hot days, crystal clear waters, deafening cicadas, and hungry trout. While many fishers look to the hills, some of the best summer fishing is found right under their noses in the lakes. Josiah Atkinson from Whakatrout explains...
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Plumber Supreme

Rob Teina is a successful plumber, keen outdoorsman, and part-time actor. Nick Jones caught up with him to find out more. I first met Rob when he came out on a fishing charter with a mutual friend in the building trade. It quickly became apparent he was a charismatic, social plumber...
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Chamois Hunt

Nick Binks normally fills his summer with fishing and diving trips, but with few weather windows through the warmer months earlier this year he decided to swap the rod for the rifle. After a bit of discovery on Google Earth a plan was hatched to target some stripping stags in...
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Boating with children

Taking children boating is a great responsibility because in an emergency they will be almost totally dependent on the accompanying adults. Here are some guidelines to help you and your children have a safe, fun time while boating. First things first: Swimming ability Adults accompanying children should be able to...
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Surfing Monsters

There are giants out there on the sea. They rise toward land and make war on our shores with the full rage and ferocity of the ocean. Steve Dickinson uncovers the global big wave locations and the hardcore tribe of men and women brave enough to chase them. Spectators watch...
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White Water Rafting-It’s called that for a reason!

Why is white water rafting so much fun? Adventurer Steve Dickinson suggests some answers… Many uninformed people look at white water rafting as simply playing bumper boats with rocks on a fast-flowing river. But as anyone who has tried it knows, it’s so much more than just that. It’s the...
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Luke Romano Continuing the Adventure

Having grown up in Christchurch, Luke developed an affinity for hunting in the surrounding high country. On leaving school, he took a technical course and started a building apprenticeship. Luke really enjoyed learning the building trade and reckons he learnt the full gamut of construction from start to finish, including...
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